Archive for the ‘accomplishment’ Category

The Power of Self Encouragement

One of the key things that can stop anyone from reaching or accomplishing his dreams in life is, when you don’t believe in yourself. When you start doubting yourself. And when you start having second a thought “I can’t..”

I agree with Henry Ford who quotes “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you are right” which means the choices of winning or failing is in your hand. Always remember, where there’s a will there’s a way.

Why is this important?

Because, winning in life begins in your heart, plus self believe and most importantly, your faith in God. Although people might not believe in you always, but have faith in yourself that….you have what it takes to be a winner.

A good example here is the Wright Brothers, their story changed the way we view our world. Initially, before inventing an aero plane, it seems to be an impossible case….I guess, most of their friends would have say “You can’t do it”
But despite all this, they encourage themselves. They refuse to give up. They never doubted themselves. Yet, they kept working…trying…until their dreams becomes a reality.

So, don’t give up on your dreams or career…keep trying..until you win. Take away: Failure is only a delay and not a defeat.

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Your Planning

A wise man once said, planning is winning just as breathing is living. And planning is what gives value to purpose; but purpose without planning is dead – Dr. Oyedepo
Planning is about having knowledge of who you are, where you are going, and how to get there.
Planning is the key determining factors towards fulfilling any set goals.
That’s why, you don’t wait for opportunity; you prepare your way to meet opportunities.

Every great champion you see today, are people who understand the value for planning.

The period of your planning are not time wasting rather it enables you to get ready for the task ahead, while developing the skills require to pursue and accomplish your dreams.

I guess, no soldier goes to war without planning. No boxer goes to ring without planning or developing the necessary muscle to fight his/her opponent. The true apply to footballers and other professionals etc.

Why do we need planning?

• Planning helps you to know what to do per time, and how to go about doing it
• It helps you differentiate both your short and long terms goals
• Most of all, it allows you to determine where to invest your resources, time and energy…

Significant areas to ponder:

• How’s your current goals like (for example, as a student maybe achieving academic excellent, working class people, becoming productive staff)?
• Do you have any planning structure to ensure these goals are accomplish?
• If the answer is no, what can you do today?

The Power of Association

“A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people” – Will Rogers

The association you keep in life will determine your accomplishment. Most of the time, what makes our children’s to succeed in their education; is not just the school they went to neither the teachings, but the friendship they keep.

Based on my research, I came across this article “Good Read Quote” by Gen. Colin Powell taking about associations. I decided to share it; I guess it will be a guide for you to choose right association. They are:

  • Don’t follow anyone who’s not going anywhere, with some people you spend an evening: with others you invest it
  • Be careful where you stop to inquire for directions along the road of life
  • Wise is the person who fortifies his life with the right friendships
  • If you run with wolves, you will learn how to howl but, if you associate with eagles, you will learn how to soar to great heights
  • The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve
  • Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity
  • An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people
  • As you grow, your associates will change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on; they will want you to stay where they are. Friends that don’t help you climb will want you to crawl
  • Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream. Those that don’t increase you will eventually decrease you

Thus, I want to say that, the outcome of who you are, the goals you achieve, the dreams you accomplish, the destiny you fulfill, they all has its root either as a result of the associations you keep or maybe you personally. Finally, let’s look for a good association because; they will determine your accomplishment.